The Adventures of Rick Mansworth
RICK AND THE INTERNET PIRATES
Match the following words with the meanings in Spanish.
may I introduce
make a profit
It’s a deal
Now read the next exciting adventure of Rick Mansworth, Private Detective, and write the words in the spaces.
Rick needed his sunglasses. The lights inside Sony Plaza, in
Tokyo’s , were very bright.
‘The last time I was in a space as big as the entrance lobby was last week at the baseball stadium’, thought Rick.
The sexy Japanese smiled at Rick as he came out of the on the 69th floor.
‘Itchifanni?’ said Rick, ‘I’m here to see Mr. Itchifanni.’
‘Do you have , sir ?’ asked the girl, as her eyes took the clothes off Rick’s body.
‘Yes, at two thirty. I’m Mr. Mansworth, but please, call me Rick.
‘Of course. Please go right in, Rick.’
‘You're welcome. Mr. Itchifanni is expecting you’
Rick and Itchifanni shook hands. He was a short man with a big smile and a designer suit. There was another man in the room.
‘Rick, Mr. Fukhada, Sony’s . He’s in charge of our overseas market and our music sales on the internet.’
Fukhada was a tall man with yellow teeth and dandruff.
pleasure Rick.’ Said Fukhada, ‘please, have a seat.’
‘Thanks.’ Said Rick. He was waiting for the Sony representatives to make the first move.
‘As you know Rick,’ said Itchifanni, ‘Sony has lost a lot of money since the beginning of the year because of internet pirates downloading songs free on their home PC’s. Our internet sales have
by 76% overseas, and 62% nationally. If we continue in this way, Sony will be
by the end of the year.’
‘That’s right,’ said Fukhada, ‘our internet company already the bank $6 million, and our have fallen by three points on the Tokyo stock exchange. This is why we would
like your services Rick,’ said Itchifanni. ‘we must earn money and
‘If you agreed to work with us Rick, what would be your?’
‘$800 a day plus Replied Rick.
‘What do you mean’ asked Fukhada.
‘Oh, the usual, car hire, meals, air tickets. I’ll need to fly all over the world to catch these internet music pirates. And of course, I’ll need a home PC and a laptop.’
‘!' said Itchifanni. The three men smiled and shook hands. Rick was thinking of all the cool jazz music
he would be able to download with his new PC.
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bright = luminoso
entrance lobby = vestíbulo
smile = sonreírse
designer suit = traje de marca
overseas market = mercado exterior
dandruff = caspa
stock exchange = bolsa
car hire = coche de alquiler
PC (personal computer) = ordenador personal, computadora
laptop = portátil
to shake hands = estrecharse la mano
download = descargar
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